I read Hurricane Crimes in a cold January weekend of Wisconsin's POLAR VORTEX - haha! What a fun, quick and SUSPENSEFUL read. This is a tale of Beth, who has hunkered down to stick out a hurricane and rescues the mysterious Donovan who crashes his car in front of her house. With the hurricane and Donovan's secrets crashing in around her, Beth comes out as strong character who is willing to fight for what, and who she loves!
Now, I'd like you all to get to know Chrys with my infamous Get-To-Know-You Questions - so take it away Beth!
1. How would your mother describe you in one word?
2. What is your favorite flower?
I love flowers and have many favorites, but above them all, even above passion flowers, are daisies. They are so simple and sweet that it’s impossible not to love them.
3. What word in the English language do you wish you had invented?
Animalistic. If I can slip this word into my writing I become extremely happy.
4. Where would you like to live?
Well, there are two places…Within the United States I would pick North Carolina. I really want to live somewhere that sees all four season, unlike Florida. As for another country, I would pick Ireland. It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to go to Ireland and live there for a month. Or more.
5. What is the first quote that comes to your mind?
“With pain comes understanding. With understanding comes life.” I heard this many, many years ago and I don’t know who it’s by. I wish I did because it has become my life motto.
6. What is the main fault in your heroine?
I suppose the main fault in Beth Kennedy from my debut eBook, Hurricane Crimes, is the fact that she lusts after a man who may be a murderer, and may actually kill her.
7. Who is your favorite historical figure?
Queen Elizabeth 1 of England. Everything about her just fascinates me.
8. What in the world do you least desire?
I least desire mushrooms. I’ve disliked them ever since I had my first taste as a child. I can’t even stand the smell of them cooking. (Sorry, mushroom lovers.)
9. Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…”
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After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.
Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.
As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?
On the television set, which was fighting to stay alive, was breaking news. She caught bits and pieces of it as she emptied the bowl of blood-tainted water and threw out the cloth. It was about a high-speed chase that had occurred about a half-hour ago. Beth shook her head. Apparently, Donovan wasn’t the only idiot driving around during a hurricane.
She went back into the living room and began replacing all the medical supplies into the first-aid kit. Behind her, a reporter was explaining that the driver of the car was believed to be a murder suspect.
“The name of the—”
The lights flashed, prompting Beth to snatch up her flashlight.
Her fingers went cold around the plastic tube as ice frosted her veins. She straightened her spine and turned stiffly to the television, her heart wasn’t beating in her chest. On the screen was the picture of the man who was right now changing in her bedroom. Above it was a caption in bold letters that read—SUSPECT.
She gripped the flashlight in her frozen fingers. Her heart thudded fearfully. She stared into the immobilized violet eyes through the glass.
“Oh my god,” she gasped.
She had brought a murderer into her home!
Chrys Fey is the author of the short stories—The Summer Bride and Fallen. She created the blog Write with Fey to offer aspiring writers advice and inspiration. She lives in Florida where she is ready to battle the next hurricane that comes her way.
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